The RIVEAL project hosted a Special Session at the IAVS Symposium!

October 01, 2021 The RIVEAL project hosted a Special Session entitled “River vegetation, the challenges of management and conservation and their values and ecosystem services” at the 63rd International Association of Vegetation Science Symposium, that took place from the 20th till the 23rd of September 2021. This is a worldwide union of scientists and others...

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Twelfth factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

October 1, 2021 The twelfth factsheet of the RIVEAL project discloses the analytical methodology used in the RIVEAL project to understand the existing relationships between environmental and biological data, as well as to forecast the response of the several biological elements according to different land use and river regulation scenarios and the gains or losses...

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The RIVEAL Project was present at the European Researchers’ Night!

September 27, 2021 On the 24th September 2021, the RIVEAL project members participated at the European Researchers’ Night, a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens’ daily lives in fun and inspiring ways. The event usually attracts over 2 million visitors in Europe and beyond and aims to:...

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Eleventh factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

September 13, 2021 The eleventh factsheet of the RIVEAL project continues a series of information documents introducing the ecosystem services provided by rivers and riparian vegetation considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Cultural Services – features non-material benefits of ecosystems through spiritual enrichment, cognitive development, reflection, recreation and aesthetic experience. Learn...

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The RIVEAL Project was present at the SEFS12!

August 4, 2021 During 25-30th July 2021, the RIVEAL project members attended the 12th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS12). This event was held as a virtual conference due to the COVID19 restrictions but with a typical program with parallel sessions, special sessions and poster sessions. The work performed under the RIVEAL project made an...

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How to estimate the carbon stock of riparian forests?

July 12, 2021 After the recent publication of the scientific article “Carbon Stock Estimations in a Mediterranean Riparian Forest: A Case Study Combining Field Data and UAV Imagery” (https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/11/4/376/htm), the RipCarbon and RIVEAL projects team from CEF/ISA present a vídeo with the methods to estimate the carbon of the riparian florests. See how in:

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New RIVEAL paper published!

July 1, 2021 The most recently published paper under the RIVEAL project entitled “Influence of river regulation and instream habitat on invertebrate assemblage’ structure and function” was published in the reputable scientific journal Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN). This study investigates the structural and functional macroinvertebrate community alterations in different instream mesohabitats of two Portuguese rivers...

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The RIVEAL project on the TV!

June 14, 2021 The RIVEAL project participated in the famous Portuguese weekly TV environment magazine “Biosfera”, which presents sustainable paths to Portugal and highlights the main players working on the topics covered. Its 23rd episode was devoted to riverine ecosystems, particularly, riparian vegetation, where Francisca Aguiar, the RIVEAL project’s Principal Investigator explained the objectives of...

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A PhD thesis with the seal of RIVEAL

June 4, 2021 The RIVEAL project has been supporting Ivana Lozanovska during her PhD studies on Forestry Engineering and Natural Resources, under the Sustainable Forests and Products (SUSFOR) PhD Programme funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. The PhD thesis entitled “Functional diversity as indicator of ecosystem functioning in Mediterranean riparian forests” was supervised...

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The RIVEAL project hosts a Special Session at the IAVS Symposium!

May 13, 2021 The RIVEAL project will host a Special Session entitled “River vegetation, the challenges of management and conservation and their values and ecosystem services” at the 63rd International Association of Vegetation Science Symposium, taking place from the 20th till the 23rd of September 2021. This is a worldwide union of scientists and others...

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The RIVEAL factsheets are now citable!

May 07, 2021 The RIVEAL project factsheets were uploaded in zenodo.org, a catch-all repository developed by the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) for European Commission (EC) funded research. Zenodo is derived from Zenodotus, the first librarian of the Ancient Library of Alexandria and father of the first recorded use of metadata, a landmark in...

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Tenth factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

February 02, 2021 The tenth factsheet of the RIVEAL project continues a series of information documents introducing the ecosystem services provided by rivers and riparian vegetation considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Riparian forests – features woody plant communities of semi-terrestrial habitats between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems providing multiple ecosystem services,...

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Ninth factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

January 18, 2021 The ninth factsheet of the RIVEAL project starts a series of information documents introducing the ecosystem services provided by rivers and riparian vegetation considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Riparian carbon – features the amount of carbon that has been sequestered from the atmosphere and is stored within...

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New paper from project RIVEAL about the effects of river regulation on the fluvial ecosystem surrogated by multiple biological elements

January 07, 2021 The paper “Multi-biologic group analysis for an ecosystem response to longitudinal river regulation gradients” was published on Science of the Total Environment journal (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/science-of-the-total-environment). The study assessed how multiple aquatic and riparian biological elements are affected by a gradient of regulation intensity and their interrelations while coping with this disturbance. The paper...

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Eighth factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

January 05, 2021 The eighth factsheet of the RIVEAL project follows up a series of information documents introducing the biological elements considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Diatoms – features eukaryotic, microscopic, unicellular or colonial organisms, belonging to the Bacillariophyceae. They are mainly photosynthetic, with golden-brown chloroplasts microalgae colonizing all types...

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Seventh factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

December 22, 2020 The seventh factsheet of the RIVEAL project follows up a series of information documents introducing the biological elements considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Macroinvertebrates – features aquatic boneless organisms, small but visible to the naked eye, that are found in the water, in which they live their...

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Sixth factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

December 14, 2020 The sixth factsheet of the RIVEAL project follows up a series of information documents introducing the biological elements considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Bryophytes – features small non-vascular plants that reproduce via spores and include mosses, liverworts and hornworts. These, cannot be classified as truly aquatic plants...

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Fifth factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

November 24, 2020 The fifth factsheet of the RIVEAL project follows up a series of information documents introducing the biological elements considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Macroalgae – features multicellular algae of thalli-like structures composing a heterogeneous group both in terms of taxonomy, morphology and ecological requirements. Learn more about...

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Fourth factsheet of the RIVEAL project is now online!

October 13, 2020 The fourth factsheet of the RIVEAL project starts a series of information documents introducing the biological elements considered for analysis in the project’s tasks. This factsheet – Macrophytes – features aquatic photosynthetic organisms large enough to see with the naked eye, that live in or near the water. In the RIVEAL project,...

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